FINCH Chicago School of Medicine

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  1. I got in

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    Now, I am not that creative (Sweet Mother of Crap ---totally awesome and the coolest thread ever) and my brain cells are not working (only one thing on my mind----Spring Break 2002 in FLA)
    Has anybody interviewed at Finch. If so how was it? Anybody has anything interesting to sayabout Finch??
    Please post.
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    waiting for that special last week in march-wooohooooo
     
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  3. Stratilo

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    I think they're like the only school I haven't heard from yet, so I can't help you. I submitted my secondary in october and have yet to hear a word.
     
  4. EMTgirl

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    i, for one, was rejected PRE-INTERVIEW from finch. i felt like a big loser when this happened, as i thought that finch tended to interview lots of candidates. i really don't care because i am already going to another school, but oh well. all i really know about finch is that it is expensive and it is in a pretty crappy area of chicago.
     
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    i withdrew my app there when they offered an interview. not willing to pay for a flight to chicago right now.
     
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    i take it you are an emt. do you like it?

    </font><blockquote><font size="1" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">quote:</font><hr /><font size="2" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">Originally posted by EMTgirl:
    <strong>i, for one, was rejected PRE-INTERVIEW from finch. i felt like a big loser when this happened, as i thought that finch tended to interview lots of candidates. i really don't care because i am already going to another school, but oh well. all i really know about finch is that it is expensive and it is in a pretty crappy area of chicago.</strong></font><hr /></blockquote><font size="2" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">
     
  7. BlueDevil7

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    I interviewed there in November and liked it. The students were really nice, the facilities were great, the main thing I didn't like was the distance from Chicago and it has a reputation of not being one of the best medical schools in that area.
     
  8. WaitingImpatiently

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    There's is NOTHING surrounding the school... literally in the middle of nowhere, but not TOO far from the city (45 minute drive or 1 hour by train).

    But Chicago is really cold, especially for Californians.
     
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    I just got an interview invitation at Finch for early April
     
  10. I got in

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    me too. Dr. Foxy
    IS it truly that bad guys?
    BOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOring city no life and the distance from Chi-town. Anybody interviewed there?
    Again, thanks for the input.
     
  11. sandflea

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    i haven't interviewed at finch but i'm pretty familiar with the area. yes, it's all true. north chicago is a depressed little suburb about a 45-60 min drive from downtown chicago and not a particularly nice area. there's nothing interesting close by. what i've heard about finch is that the students all hate it there and the school facilities are overcrowded for the number of students there.
     
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    </font><blockquote><font size="1" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">quote:</font><hr /><font size="2" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">Originally posted by sandflea:
    <strong>what i've heard about finch is that the students all hate it there and the school facilities are overcrowded for the number of students there.</strong></font><hr /></blockquote><font size="2" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">haha it sounds as wonderful as my undergrad! Can't wait! <img border="0" alt="[Laughy]" title="" src="graemlins/laughy.gif" /> <img src="http://216.40.201.155/s/contrib/dday/yes.gif" alt="" />
     
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    Ah, but it IS an accredited medical school in the U.S. :)
     
  14. Amma

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    hello, well, i just interviewed there yesterday and it is certainly not as bad as i had read. the students i spoke to really seemed to like it. and everyone else i saw looked happy too. the area was not super great, but i got to the school from downtown in about 30 minutes in my car. i also know it doesnt have the greatest reputation, but the faculty really seemed open to students' concerns and the students are able to do well on the boards and get competitive recidencies. It seems like if you want to be a competent and caring physician you can accomplish that at finch. it is rather expensive though. oh- the students seemed to like the grading system (ABCF) because coming from a nonranked school it gave them something objective for recidency directors to look at. they also said that having access to so many hospitals gave them the chance to get what they wanted out of each rotation. by the way, my application was complete in october, i received the invatation to interveiw in early january. my interview was 2/28. the dean said that they had interivewed about 300, offered ~160 acceptances, and the class was only 59 full ( out of 195 usually). they plan to interivew until june. good luck!
     
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    if you have another acceptance or 3+ interviews at other places....then don't waste your time with Finch. not worth the money!
     
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    I agree with rajneel1. I wouldn't have done my interview at Finch if I had gotten another medical school acceptance earlier, but I had already made my travel arrangements. This school did not impress me at all. It's too far from Chicago. We only got to meet one student (our tour guide) who said that she didn't like the curriculum (all lectures, no problem based learning) and then went on to say that everyone who went to Finch did so because they didn't get in anywhere else. Someone should tell Finch to never let her give a tour again! What type of school wants that kind of PR?!?! I may have had a weird experience though, so if you get an invitation, it's really up to you to decide. But if you already got into a better school, I wouldn't accept the invite.

    By the way, I got my invitation in late November, interviewed in mid-December, and got my acceptance letter in early January. Good luck to everyone!
     
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    do you fly into o'hare airport to go to finch? :confused:
     
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    </font><blockquote><font size="1" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">quote:</font><hr /><font size="2" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">Originally posted by Doctora Foxy:
    <strong>do you fly into o'hare airport to go to finch? :confused: </strong></font><hr /></blockquote><font size="2" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">O'Hare is actually a closer than Midway, but you can fly into Midway also. Some airports like SWA only go to Midway. From there, you can take the "L" and then transfer to Metra... the whole trip takes maybe &lt;2 hrs if you know what you're doing.
     
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    ive got an interview on Wed. How do you get from Ohara airport to finch by train. Anyone know the specifics? thanks
     
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    </font><blockquote><font size="1" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">quote:</font><hr /><font size="2" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">Originally posted by sproggin:
    <strong>ive got an interview on Wed. How do you get from Ohara airport to finch by train. Anyone know the specifics? thanks</strong></font><hr /></blockquote><font size="2" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">From the baggage claim at OHare, follow the signs to the CTA trains. Take the blue line downtown to Union Station (you may have to transfer, in which case fare is 1.80, not 1.50, I'd put in 2.00 on the card just in case). The Metra trains are right there.
     
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    I feel silly.....I went to sleep at 5, but I got up at 9 to call Finch to schedule my interview.......they're not there yet....stupid central time! Going back to bed...... :rolleyes:

    editing: I'll be there 4/3 :D
     
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    Originally posted by moo:
    [/qb][/QUOTE]From the baggage claim at OHare, follow the signs to the CTA trains. Take the blue line downtown to Union Station (you may have to transfer, in which case fare is 1.80, not 1.50, I'd put in 2.00 on the card just in case). The Metra trains are right there.[/QB][/QUOTE]

    actually the blue line does not stop at union station--the loop el is several blocks east of union station. besides, the metra line that goes in that general direction doesn't leave from union station anyway. however, i don't think taking trains is the best way to go about this, because the metra line doesn't stop near finch either, not anywhere within walking distance. you could wind up stranded. maybe finch provides a shuttle from the metra stop, but i have no idea. unless you really have no other options, this is a really inefficient way to get there from the airport--that's a commute of several hours just on trains.
     
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    Shell out the $$ and take a shuttle.
     

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